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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2327 Aaron Street
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Kartis specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery and practices in Port Charlotte, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, and Arcadia, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kartis honors. Before performing his residency at New York Hospital Queens and Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Kartis attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Kartis is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,045
  • Medicare Cost: $1,376
Dr. Ronald Meyer Constine, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Constine is an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Constine's average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Constine include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Constine takes. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Constine is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Hip Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $520 - $592
  • Medicare Cost: $88 - $592
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Schroering is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Punta Gorda, FL and Port Charlotte, FL. Dr. Schroering's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hand problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schroering trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Associates in Orthopedics, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Schroering's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Anthony Hansell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Robert Hansell is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Punta Gorda, FL and Port Charlotte, FL. Dr. Hansell is professionally affiliated with Associates in Orthopedics, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000
  • Medicare Cost: $443
Dr. Laura Ann Gruneiro, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Laura Gruneiro is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. She works in Port Charlotte, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Gruneiro is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Gruneiro has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 63
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,090 - $1,310
  • Medicare Cost: $736 - $842
Dr. Sergio Fabian Cossu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3340 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Sergio Cossu specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. Dr. Cossu is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 167
  • Uninsured Cost: $467 - $1,032
  • Medicare Cost: $315 - $929
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4130 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Louis Rosenfield is a cardiologist, pediatric cardiologist, and interventional cardiologist in Port Charlotte, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, and Arcadia, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Rosenfield average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center and Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Distinction, George Washington Univ. Dr. Rosenfield (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Danish. Dr. Rosenfield's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $936
  • Medicare Cost: $517
Dr. Stephen Leif Helgemo Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Florida Hand Center - Port Charlotte - Port Charlotte; 18344 Murdock Circle
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Helgemo is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Helgemo's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patient ratings for Dr. Helgemo average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 189
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000
  • Medicare Cost: $501
Dr. Mark Joel Davis, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Davis Orthopedic Center - Port Charlotte; 1951-b Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Mark Davis practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. Dr. Davis is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,282
  • Medicare Cost: $569
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Specializes in Urology
3410 Tamiami Trail; Suite 4
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Marc Melser's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Melser accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,756
  • Medicare Cost: $851
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Robert Stchur's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stchur attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Stchur trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Stchur is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 407
  • Uninsured Cost: $317 - $1,213
  • Medicare Cost: $183 - $1,111
Dr. Terence Patrick Connelly, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
3340 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Terence Connelly is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Connelly is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $592
  • Medicare Cost: $552
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3340 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. David Hotchkiss specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hotchkiss completed a residency program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hotchkiss is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $592
  • Medicare Cost: $557
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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Jason Reiss sees patients in Charlotte, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. His medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. In his practice, Dr. Reiss focuses on arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. Patient ratings for Dr. Reiss average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reiss takes. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
3195 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Hershkowitz is a specialist in neurosurgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Hershkowitz a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Hershkowitz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,180 - $1,230
  • Medicare Cost: $560 - $587
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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2525 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 208
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Domingo Galliano specializes in colon & rectal surgery and practices in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Galliano graduated from Santo Domingo Institute of Technology and then he performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center and Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 51
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,397 - $2,338
  • Medicare Cost: $678 - $683

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What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is surgery performed using tiny tools and several small incisions instead of one large one. First performed in the 1980s, minimally invasive surgery has now become commonly used for all kinds of procedures because it offers so many benefits over traditional surgery.

Since minimally invasive surgery minimizes the amount of injury that a patient experiences by avoiding a large incision, it typically results in fewer issues after surgery. There tend to be fewer stitches needed, less scarring, less pain, a faster recovery time, and a lower risk of infection. Some minimally invasive procedures even require less anesthesia than usual.

There are three main types of minimally invasive surgery:
  • Laparoscopic surgery, where several small incisions are made. A tiny camera is inserted into one, and the surgeon looks at the procedure on a video screen while moving tools through the other openings.
  • Endoscopic surgery, which is performed using an endoscope. An endoscope is a thin, hollow tube that contains a camera. It can be inserted either through a small incision or an existing opening such as the nose. Tiny tools can be passed through the tube to the area that needs to be worked on.
  • Robotic surgery, which uses tools that are even smaller and more precise than laparoscopic tools. The tools and camera are inserted through a small opening, and then the surgeon controls the robot from a computer in another room.

Minimally invasive surgery is not the right choice in every situation. However in many cases, it makes surgery less difficult to handle.